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Can excessive drinking cause a scratchy or sore throat?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Irritant

1) alcohol can be irritating to oral and pharyngeal tissues; 2) alcohol can induce acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus and throat causing irritation.

In brief: Irritant

1) alcohol can be irritating to oral and pharyngeal tissues; 2) alcohol can induce acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus and throat causing irritation.
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